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Fedora Linux Capitulates to Microsoft Boot Certificate


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:27 PM


Fedora Linux Capitulates to Microsoft Boot Certificate | PCWorld Business Center

In order to get its Linux distribution to run on the next generation of secured desktop computing hardware, the Fedora Project will obtain a digital signature from Microsoft, a developer from the project announced Wednesday.
....Fedora could ignore the request for a digital certificate. This would require users to fiddle with their firmware settings, though, which would make the software less usable for those less technically inclined. "The cause of free software isn't furthered by making it difficult or impossible for unskilled users to run Linux, and while this approach does have its downsides, it does also avoid us ending up where we were in the 90s," Garrett continued. "Users will retain the freedom to run modified software and we wouldn't have accepted any solution that made that impossible.".......

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:25 PM

Quite ridiculous we have to resort to this, I'm sure there will be more ways to get around it.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

Linux Foundation UEFI Secure Boot System for Open Source | James Bottomley's random Pages


Linux Foundation UEFI Secure Boot System for Open Source
Posted on 10 October 2012 by jejb I’m pleased to announce that the Linux Foundation and its Technical Advisory Board have produced a plan to enable the Linux (and indeed all Open Source based distributions) to continue operating as Secure Boot enabled systems roll out. In a nutshell, the Linux Foundation will obtain a Microsoft Key and sign a small pre-bootloader which will, in turn, chain load (without any form of signature check) a predesignated boot loader which will, in turn, boot Linux (or any other operating system). The pre-bootloader will employ a “present user” test to ensure that it cannot be used as a vector for any type of UEFI malware to target secure systems. This pre-bootloader can be used either to boot a CD/DVD installer or LiveCD distribution or even boot an installed operating system in secure mode for any distribution that chooses to use it. The process of obtaining a Microsoft signature will take a while, but once it is complete, the pre-bootloader will be placed on the Linux Foundation website for anyone to download and make use of.

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“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

yea buddy just read about that.
quote:He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows,nor judge all he sees.'

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

and here is another link
Linux Foundation solves UEFI Secure Boot problem – you’ll be able to install Linux on most Windows 8 PCs
http://liliputing.com/2012/10/linux-foundation-solves-uefi-secure-boot-problem-youll-be-able-to-install-linux-on-most-windows-8-pcs.html
quote:He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows,nor judge all he sees.'

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

Good! Windows 8 is a tradgety! It is a poor attempt of windows to try to captivate the android and LInux markets.




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